I feel like I'm going somewhere unhealthy

Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by TaraJo, Jul 14, 2009.

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  1. TaraJo

    TaraJo Banned Member

    I've been depressed quite a bit lately. Usually, I can eat just fine, but when I'm depressed, I look at myself in the mirror and can't see anything but the fat and the idea of eating anything is so foreign to me, regardless of how hungry I am. It's not just weight loss; part of it is a control issue and part of it, yeah, is because this is a form of self harm (and it's one that isn't immediately obvious to everyone around me).

    Usually, when I'm not depressed, I eat just fine (even if my choices in foods could stand to be healthier). However, I do worry some; could I be starting to get an eating disorder? I know it's not full-blown anorexia, but part of me wonders if this could be the first step towards that road and, maybe, I need to find a way to "nip this in the bud." But, still, the idea of eating right now makes me sick, even though I haven't eaten anything in nearly 24 hours.
  2. elvinchild

    elvinchild Well-Known Member

    I think you ought to keep a close eye on it. Regardless of whether it turns into an eating disorder, its not healthy and is just going to cause you to struggle more with your moods. I think healthy eating is super important for any of us who have a tendency toward depression, or mood swings, or whatever, because its all connected.

    I've been the same way for a few years now. So far it hasn't turned into an eating disorder, although I went a couple months eating one sandwich a day and lost about 15 lbs.
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